Friday, February 12, 2016

Craft Sale 2016

Thank you Mary Norby for Chairing the Craft sale this year. Even though the turnout wasn't as big as expected, everyone sold alot of lovely hand crafted items and enjoyied the delicious Sloppy Joes and Home made pies! The folks in the kitchen did a great job Loved the hand painted China, eggs and bottles that Mary Nelson paints! Marilyns Bags she makes were awesome Joyce Amos's concrete bowls were so neat, the actual leaf patterns imprinted on them was so cool Pat Printy had some really nice things Analisa's crocheted items were so real like!! Everyone marvels at Ken Barnhart's skill at his wooden decor Brock Lainge's paintings were beautiful I had fun selling my hand made cards also Cheryl Costly and Adrienne Laing were the cashiers for the kitchen items and a big thanks goes to Marge Reishus, Ann Johnson, and Virginia Baker Such a great job by these gals in the kitchen It takes a lot of folks to make the Craft Sale successful, so Hats off to all who helped!

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Mondays meeting RVE CLUB MEETING – Judy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. We welcomed new residents. Meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag & singing of God Bless America. Meeting closed with singing of club song. Accompanist – Peg Hayelan Invocation – Bob Blank “Letter from Montana Mom” (funny) & prayer Secretary Report – Sharon Sprague (sub) Treasurer Report – Charlotte Therrien MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis reported hot tub should be repaired later today. Since Walter did not come last week, we’ll hear from him at another time. Later in meeting we rescinded the motion concern a Gazebo in pool area since there would not be room & still comply with code. Contact office if you need trap for stray animals. Website for Rio Valley Estates is Read Donna Gabbert's blog..she keeps us informed year-round .. Anyone with news can get it to her at #270. Properties report was given by Ron Zoeller, who told us park owner intends to put something for shade by pool over the summer. Clyde Read mentioned having found 2 American flags in the trash bin. If you have an American flag you need to dispose, take to V.F.W. where they will do this properly. John Geer told us “things are walking off”. Residents are more than welcome to borrow items but need to check these out through a committee person. Board members: Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran (Ron Zoeller, sub), Jerry McIninch; Finance – John Geer, Charlotte Therrien, Daryl Henningsen. Brock Laing reported 200 attended last Friday’s show. This week come hear Lindley Creek, $7 at the door. Park potluck 5 p.m. prior to show. Concession stand open at program. free movie Thursday evening is "The Lost Valentine" Brock thanked Paul Sprague who helped with electrical repair due to his dog biting the cord, and to Dave Johnson who brought a film of the 1st Super bowl from 50 years ago. Monday night dances are 7:00-9:30 p.m. $5 pp. Last week 143 was a houseful. Come dance to Hired Hand tonight. Bring cups after 3 to reserve your table. Helen Curtis handles card duties. Call 603-674-3869 if you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member. She places cards in office area for residents to sign every Monday. Cards this week are to Marilyn Loutzenhiser,hospital, and Arlene Jass, broke her leg out in Arizona.also Bob Mick, wife Ethel passed away Upcoming Events: Feb. 11 – Craft Show, 8 to noon, Mary Norby chairs Feb. 14 – Anniversary-Birthday Party, 2 p.m. Feb. 15 – Memorial Service, Friendship Hall, 9 a.m. Feb. 16 – Illinois Luncheon, Luby’s, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 – Veterans Luncheon, Linda Palmero chairs, get your tickets Feb. 23 – Minnesota Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Jalisco’s on Westgate Feb. 23 – Potato Bar (tickets on sale Feb. 8) Hejliks & Spragues chair Feb. 28 – Dunham’s Gospel Show, 7 p.m. $3 pp Dave Johnson at #224 has the park phone directories at $1.50 each Park Pizza this Wednesday at 11:30 No happy hour this week or line dancing Craft show, Thursday, Venders may set up 5 - 7 p.m. Wed. night Much more coming up check the blog next week. Had problems getting the newsletter from Mary Lou this week. there won't be near as many park photos in the directory this time, not many submitting any photos of their event

Friday, January 29, 2016

Homecoming (Sock Hop)

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Red Hat Luncheon

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Everyone enjoyied the Red Hat Luncheon put on by the Missouri Red Hatters. We all brought a salad, and Janie, Sharon, & Beverly entertained us with some cute readings. Sharon did a wonderful job on the prayer before Lunch.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Try LaPeeps Restaurant!

We had a great breakfast at LaPeeps Restaurant in Mcallen this morning. It's a chain restaraunt with hundreds of restaurants around the country. I think there's over 12 in Texas alone and there in 12 other States
This is called a Gooey Bun, Sue had this, It's a English muffin broiled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and slivered almonds, served with cream cheese and baked apple slices
I took a few pictures of our Breakfasts You might like to try it! a Also their Lunch menu looked good too.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas!

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Thanks to Darlene & Don McElwee who provided free donuts this morning! RVE CLUB MEETING – Judy Nordquist, chair, called meeting to order. We welcomed new residents & others returning. Meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag & singing of God Bless America. Meeting closed with singing of club song. Invocation – Martha Millender Secretary Report – Maxine Topel Treasurer Report – Charlotte Therrien Irene Quail presented monetary gifts to workers Roberto & Frank. The boxes for non-perishable items are in the hall for those wishing to give something to them. MANAGEMENT REPORT – Managers Bob & Vickie joined us. Bob said red recycling bins are here; we’ll see how this goes, may take some getting used to. Items that go into these red bins include #2 plastic, newspapers, broken-down cardboard, paper, but no glass or food items. You should not put #5 plastic there (yogurt, cottage cheese containers, etc.) If unsure, look on bottom for #, If wanting to recycle shredded paper, put this in a bag before dropping it in. No glass is allowed. A change from earlier announced, you are asked to rinse out cans & milk jugs. No need to separate items. We were reminded Club crushes aluminum cans. It would help if you crush these in crusher located west of Friendship Hall. Website for Rio Valley Estates is Read Donna Gabbert's blog..she keeps us informed year-round .. Anyone with news can get it to her at #270. Club website by Judi DeKoning is .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Judi is working on activity schedule with it posted in the back of Friendship Hall or on the club website. Would you like to be emailed a copy of the monthly calendars that Judi DeKoning puts on website? If so email, put RVE or CALENDAR in the subject line. Properties report was given by Clyde Read who said “Thanks so much to Therriens & committee for Sat. breakfasts we’ve been enjoying!” Board decided to leave stage stairs same size as they are. Since Dave Cochran not coming back this season, Ron Zoeller will fill in his slot on the board. Board members: Properties – Clyde Read, Dave Cochran (Ron Zoeller, sub), Jerry McIninch; Finance – John Geer, Charlotte Therrien, Daryl Henningsen. Thank you to Mark & Betty Wieners who have crew lined up to serve Sat. breakfasts in January beginning January 9 No Saturday morning breakfast Dec. 26 or Jan. 2.. All agreed last night’s program by Myra Green was good, a great way to tell what Christmas is about. Brock Laing spoke about upcoming entertainment. “Goldwing Express” will entertain Jan. 8. Concession stand is open at these programs. Friday night potlucks also begin Jan. 8. A couple of cancellations were announced .. Kenny Hess will replace Jami Asselin Jan. 15; still working on getting replacement for Denim & Diamonds Feb. 12. Monday night dances begin Jan. 4 with “Hitman”. Ever-popular Country Roland Jr. will be here Jan. 11. Want to help, contact Ron Talbert at #210. Jan. 25 is “open date” needing a band, ideas? Helen Curtis handles card duties. Call 603-674-3869 if you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member. She places cards in office area for residents to sign every Monday, picks up & mails them on Friday. This week cards went to Dorothy Borah, back surgery; Kathryn Ratliff, thinking of you, as Loren possibly entering Hospice. Ken Meyers was in hospital but is now home. After the meeting, we were informed that Bill Coakley passed away in Canada (formerly #105). Upcoming Events: Dec. 22 – Christmas Sing-A-Long, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25 – Christmas Dinner, eat at 12:30 p.m. (sign up please) Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Party in Friendship Hall. 6 p.m. Jan. 4 – First Dance of Season – Dance to Hitman Jan. 6, 7, 8 – More pictures for directory to be taken, 8-5 Jan. 7 - Rio Wellness Screen Blood Draw, 6:30 a.m. (changed from earlier announced date of Jan. 8 Jan. 8 –Entertainment – “Goldwing Express” Jan. 10 – Park Barbecue, 5 p.m. .. Friendship Hall Jan. 11 – Free hearing exams, 9 a.m. & after meeting Jan. 12 – Specialty Swim Wear for ladies (all sizes) 11 a.m. Jan. 15 – Flea Market if enough interest .. Lucy Johnson chairs Jan. 21 – Bean Feed Jan. 24 – RGV Concert Band, Friendship Hall, 3 p.m. Jan. 28 – Sock Hop .. theme is Homecoming WE ARE REMINDED .. DO NOT PUT ANY UNSTAMPED MAIL IN MAILBOXES, PER POST OFFICE Dave Johnson, #93, has park directories, $1.50 ea. If you have changes (or are new to park), complete form provided by office. We'll print in newsletter if room, then give to Dave. IN THE PARK .. A defibulator has been donated to Rio Valley Estates. Training on its use is important. We have a nurse, Sandy Olson, in park who would help with training. What a nice brunch the cancer committee headed by Dianna Bruce provided Dec. 17. Winners of the raffle items were Mary Norby & Judy Nordquist, lamps made by Gary Philipp; Mary Lou Benson, wooden Christmas tree donated by Karen Bolte; Marlene Prohaska, wooden mobile quilt painted by Mary Lou Benson; and Dale Norris, the lovely handmade quilt with matching pillows. If you have toys for the children’s hospital, get them to Dianna at #146 before tomorrow when she will make the final run to the hospital. Monies from brunch went to buy batting for quilting ladies & to start drive for 2016. Irene Quail took quilts to Veterans Home yesterday and thanked the quilting ladies for these. Often, these vets have no visitors so many were touched by this donation. Along with the $200 given to Amigos de los Ninos, we decided to give $200 to Weslaco Police Dept. toy drive. On Jan. 11, free hearing exams will be given beginning at 9 a.m. & AFTER meeting. They will furnish donuts. Specialty swim wear for ladies (all sizes) will be shown in hall 11 a.m. on Jan. 12. Don't forget Happy Hour in big hall Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Bring snacks plus choice of beverage. Park Breakfast is held at Fiesta Tex-Mex on Thursdays, 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. A piano player is needed for 8:30 a.m. Sunday church services according to Ken Borah. Charlotte Therrien announces our Christmas “Sing-A-Long” walk through the park is tomorrow, Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring goodies for the snacking following the walk. Wed. this week, plan to eat at Park Pizza Party .. at Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m. Bring Peter Piper cup, you get free pop. Free ice cream is included in the cost $6.81 says Dean Ricke. Denny & Nancy Argo chair Christmas dinner. Questions? Call them at 612-396-6262. Wish to help, let them know. There is a sign-up sheet for those planning to attend. You may come any time after 12 p.m. on Wed. to place your table service. Park decoration contest winners will be announced at dinner. Looking ahead to New Years Eve party, it begins at 6 p.m. with card games, music & fun. Bring finger food to share. Light lunch will be served about 8. For those wanting to watch ballgames, a large screen TV will be in hall! We are due for a Park Pictorial Album. “Taking apptmts for residents to get pictures taken for new photo directory. The next session is Jan. 6-8. You get a free directory just for having your picture in directory. Bring your checkbook (or credit card) to pay for pictures and/or directory day of sitting. $15 is cost of directory for those who do not order pictures. Come in the big hall, south door. Back door behind stage will be locked. All chair people may submit pics they wish in photo album this year or there may not be a picture of your event. Email or put on a flash drive any photos you think would be good for the album,” says Donna Gabbert. Judi DeKoning & Marlene Prohaska chair Stew Feed with date being changed to March 1. “Nationality Day” is the theme. Rita Sutherland has taken charge of the Wellness/Integra programs. A rep will join us at Jan. 4 meeting to talk about the Rio Grande Regional Wellness blood draws to be done 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 7….please note this is a date change from Jan. 8. You should bring along a stamped envelope for mailing results to you. You may pay cash or check, no credit/debit card. Fasting for 12 hours prior to test is required. Rep returns Jan. 29. 1-3 p.m. to discuss test results. Integra Stroke Prevention tests will be done Feb. 23, 9 a.m. See flyer on bulletin board. Word from Lucy Johnson is the inside Flea Market will be held Jan. 15. Sue McLaughlin is placing a signup sheet to see if enough interest. Cost to have a table is $2 each. RGV Concert Band consisting of 50-60 members will perform Jan. 24, 3 p.m. Del Hickey tells us there will be a shuttle for musicians to utilize. This will help with parking space. Be thinking about what to wear at the 6th annual Sock Hop Jan. 28. Theme is HOMECOMING, says chair Ken Barnhart. Music by Fred Goldsbery. Tickets are going FAST at $5 pp. You may purchase entire table of 8 if you wish. Dunham’s Gospel Show has been booked by Brock on Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Cost is $3 pp. Here’s a date for your calendar from the Missouri Red Hat gals. They will host a luncheon at noon on Jan. 14. ROPA Style Show is March 18, 1 p.m. Cost is $1 pp. GAME RESULTS Place scores, winner names, complete information on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. Write legibly. BEAN BAGS – Dec. 16 – Jim Bryant, Bob Kerkau BRIDGE – Dec. 17 – 1st – Margaret Davis 3560 2nd – Catherine Donovan 2270 CANASTA – Table of 4 – Dec. 17 – Frank Willard, Judy Shively 31965 Dec. 18 – Gert Rufkahr, Janel Baker score? Table of 6 – Dec. 14 – Marge Rexroad, Catherine Donovan, Jean Burkinshaw 32430 Dec. 17 – Jean Burkinshaw, Sharon Bussinger, Agnes Messner 37270 CRIBBAGE DOMINOES – Mexican Train – Dec. 15 – Agnes Messner, Virginia Bake4r, Bonnie Cassidy, Darlene Bryant, Marge Reishus, Mary Christianson, Ann Johnson, Gerald Messner, Doris Armistead, Sandra Greene, Patti Lamp Dec. 20 – Mary Lou Sirovy, Dick Topel, Allen Swanson (sp?) DUMMY RUMMY – Dec, 19 – 1st – Norman Nold 116 2nd – Agnes Messner 174 3rd – Bud Kraft 189 4th – Hershel Caldwell 197 GOLF Dec. 18 – Executive Golf Course Women’s Low (tie) – Ione Hayungs 45 Men’s Low – 1st – Henry Hryniw 31 2nd – Rollo Fisher 33 HAND & FOOT – Dec. 16 – Catherine Donovan, Janelle Baker 16920 PINOCHLE – Dec. 19 – 1st – Sandy Cerda 540 2nd – Mary Jean Steward 533 PITCH – Dec. 17 – Ken Eshelman, Mary Alice Eshelman, Maud Fisher score ?? SHUFFLING – Dec. 18 – Leroy Larson, Gerald Messner TIC – Dec. 16 – 1st – Mar Hicks 128 2nd – Darlene Ales 205 3rd – Jim Bryant 217 4th – Virginia Baker 219 High score for this evening was Whitey with 419 Do You Just Belong? Are you an active member, the kind that would be missed? Or are you just contented that your name is on the list? Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the crowd? Or do you stay at home and crab both long and loud? Do you take an active part to help the work along? Or are you satisfied to be the kind to “just belong”? There is quite a program scheduled that means success, if done, And it can be accomplished with the help of everyone. So, attend the meetings regularly and help with hand & heart. Don’t be just a member, but take an active part. Think this over .. are we right or wrong? Are you an active member? Or .. DO YOU “JUST BELONG?” Honest Definitions from “somebody’s dictionary” ADULT: a person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye. CHICKENS: The only creatures you eat before they are born and after they are dead DUST: Mud with the juice squeezed out EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation HANDKERCHIEF: Cold storage INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper. MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better. RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction TOMORROW: One of the greatest labor saving devices of today YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed WRINKLES: Something other people have. You have character lines. MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL!!